LOBSTER AND SHRIMP ON MY PLATE, I NEED MY POCKETS SO FAT THEY INFLATE VOL.3: TRANSPORTATION

An exhibition by Todor Rabadzhiyski and Robin Phoenix Whitehouse

In this new chapter of their project, Todor Rabadzhiyski and Robin Phoenix Whitehouse present at the Swimming Pool Gallery Sofia, are focusing on how the Lobster is moving as a historical reference through time. The use of aluminium for casting the lobsters is a reference to the industrialization period in the 1880s, during which millions of lobsters were distributed in aluminium cans across the world.


The artists have created a series of hypothetical depictions of the lobster through the years, these drawings, prints, and paintings will emphasize how the sea creature has changed its position through time. Based on the fluctuation of the lobster as a status symbol, the project questions how the lobster is been portrayed about its colonial past, mirroring politics from our daily life such as distribution, industrialization, and status hierarchies.

✺ Related projects

Shortlisted artists event
Take a peek into our shortlisted artists’ submissions

Grant Program 2023 — Rolling Invitation

✺ Applications are now open ✺